Just a quick post. I have been reading the latest stories about the documentary "Eye on the PRice," and its difficulties related to permissions. It seems that they only got permission to use clips for 10 years, and now that the time is up, people are demanding fees for the use of the clips.
There is an assumption throughout the newspaper articles and blogs that documentary filmmakers usually only negotiate for a limited time to use clips, and that they they must renegotiate at a later date.
Is this true? This seems horrible. If something is successful (Like Eyes on the PRize) the price would go up. Also, who is around to make sure all of the clips get renewed?
I am very curious is this is a standard practice. It seems really really wierd.